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Feb 2, 2020

Scientists Want to Explore Ocean With “Cyborg Jellyfish”

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, cyborgs

In a trial, the scientists were capable of using electrical jolts from microelectronic controllers to make jellyfish swim not only faster but also more efficiently, according to a paper published in Science Advances today.

“We’ve shown that they’re capable of moving much faster than they normally do, without an undue cost on their metabolism,” said co-author and Stanford bioengineering PhD candidate Nicole Xu, in a statement.

“This reveals that jellyfish possess an untapped ability for faster, more efficient swimming,” Xu added. “They just don’t usually have a reason to do so.”

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